Cape May Lighthouse:
Cape May, NJ

The Lighthouse, located at Cape May Point State Park, hosts nearly 80,000 visitors a year. The present tower is the third documented lighthouse to be built at Cape May Point.  The first was built in 1823; the second in 1847, the current Lighthouse was built in 1859.  The Lighthouse is 157 feet tall. There are 217 steps from the ground to the top, with 199 steps in the tower’s spiral staircase.

 

The Lighthouse actually has two separate walls.  The outside wall is cone-shaped while the inside wall is cylinder shaped.  The walls were designed to withstand severe winds and hurricanes.


The U.S. Coast Guard continues to operate the light at night as an active aid to navigation.  The light is visible 24 miles out to sea and flashes every 15 seconds. 

 

Huffing and puffing up all the steps is worth it, as the view of the beach from the top of the lighthouse is really magnificent.

 

Address:

215 Light House Ave,

Cape May Point, NJ 08204

 

Phone Number:

609-884-5404

 

Hours:

9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Price:

Adults $8;

Children (ages 3-12). $5

 

 

Approximate Distance from:

Brooklyn Bridge: 3 hours

 Lakewood: 1 hour, 45 minutes

 Monsey: 3 hours, 20 minutes

 

Website: https://www.capemaymac.org/cape-may-lighthouse



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